Pitney Bowes, Borderfree, ecommerce, global ecommerce, Operations and Fulfillment, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, third-party fulfillment, third-party logistics, 3PL, ecommerce platform, mergers and acquisitions, M&A

May 5, 2015




Pitney Bowes to Acquire Competitor Borderfree

Pitney Bowes Inc. said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire competitor Borderfree, according to a release. The companies said Borderfree’s solutions will complement and expand Pitney Bowes’s ecommerce capabilities, helping clients grow their global business by …

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In cross-border, duties and taxes

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June 30, 2016




VAT in a Cross-Border World

How can you reach more consumers to stay competitive? Cross-border is the way to go. The 2015 U.S. Small Business Global Growth Report, commissioned by eBay, showed that while export-oriented small and medium-sized businesses in their marketplace grew their businesses …

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In Blog, cross-border

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June 30, 2016




Amazon Announces Second Annual Prime Day

Amazon announced its second annual Prime Day, set to take place on Tuesday, July 12. This year, the marketplace giant will offer more than 100,000 deals worldwide to Prime members.

New and existing Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Spain, …

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In Amazon, Marketing

Alibaba, alibaba group, ecommerce, Singles Day, Alipay, Taobao, Tmall, Chinese ecommerce

June 28, 2016




Chinese Cross-Border Ecommerce Sales Expected to Grow 50% in 2016

In 2016, more than 15% of Chinese residents will make online purchases from offshore sellers worth $85.76 billion, according to a new report from eMarketer. By 2020, more than a quarter of the population, representing half of all digital buyers, will be doing so, …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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June 28, 2016




Amazon Dash Adds 50 New Buttons, Expands Categories

Amazon announced another expansion of its Amazon Dash Button program, adding more than 50 new brands and increasing the total to more than 150. With the program, Amazon is bringing a growing assortment of popular consumer packaged goods sold at its marketplace …

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In customer experience, Ecommerce

ecommerce, global ecommerce, global payments, global fulfillment, global ecommerce website, ecommerce fulfillment, landed costs, fully landed costs, retail, cross-border ecommerce

June 27, 2016




What to Consider When Going Global With Your Business

With more and more consumers around the world turning to the Internet to make purchases, the incentive to expand your business abroad is stronger than ever. Twenty-four percent of frequent online shoppers purchase from abroad, with half looking to the …

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In Blog, Global

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June 27, 2016




Choosing Marketplaces as Your Cross-Border Shipping Choice

Merchants looking to test the global waters can start by selling on ecommerce marketplaces. And that’s exactly what 53.6% of MCM Outlook 2016 respondents said they are doing, whether it’s through Amazon, eBay, Rakuten, Newegg, Alibaba’s Tmall and TaoBao, …

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In cross-border, Fulfillment

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June 22, 2016




Walmart Creates New China Strategy, Sells Yihaodian to JD.com

Walmart has entered a joint venture with JD.com that will create a shift in Walmart’s ecommerce strategy in China.

Walmart has sold its Yihaodian ecommerce marketplace to JD.com, plans to retain the Yihaodian direct business, and will set …

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In Global, joint venture

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June 21, 2016




How Comfortable Club Makes its Underwear Visible to Shoppers

As Kickstarter-funded premium underwear provider Comfortable Club starting expanding its sales channels to include Amazon as a marketplace seller as well as using its Fulfillment by Amazon service, inventory management and visibility across channels started to become a serious issue.

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In inventory management, Must Reads

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June 16, 2016




3 Ways to Innovate in Operations and Fulfillment and Deliver ROI

This past week we visited one of America’s largest omnichannel retailers to discuss a radically different service concept they were contemplating. If successful, the new service will be a disruptor for many businesses in the multichannel marketplace.

What really …

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